Research Supervisors

The supervisor is the key person in a research-based graduate degree program. The principal role of the supervisor is to help students achieve their scholastic potential and to chair the student’s Supervisory Committee. The Supervisor will provide reasonable commitment, accessibility, professionalism, stimulation, guidance, respect and consistent encouragement to the student. Learn more

Graduate programs have different expectations regarding prospective students contacting faculty members. Some require commitment of a faculty member as supervisor prior to applying while others assign supervisors in the first year. Please review the requirements for each program in the degree listing under the heading "Admission Information & Requirements" in step 3 "Prepare Application" under "Supervision".

 
Name Rolesort descending Faculty Academic Unit
Yip, Stephen Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Srebnik, Simcha Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Heatherington, Tracey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology
Rowley, Susan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology
Hudson, Zachary Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
van der Loos, Hendrik Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Zhao, Jiaying Associate Professor Faculty of Science Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability, Department of Psychology
McElduff, Siobhan Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Khan, Samia Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy
Street, John Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopaedics
Moran, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Hooper, Michael Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Community and Regional Planning
Liu, Wenying Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Materials Engineering
Sigurdson, Kris Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Thachuk, Mark Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry
Krzic, Maja Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Applied Biology, Department of Forest & Conservation Sciences
Byrne, Jeffrey Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Schrimpf, Paul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Vancouver School of Economics
Calam, Betty Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Family Practice
Mattison, Thomas Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Physics & Astronomy
Gill, Hartej Associate Professor Faculty of Education Department of Educational Studies
Lima, Viviane Dias Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Kim, Christine Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Blanke, Philipp Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Radiology
Frackman, Kyle Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Iurascu, Ilinca Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Central, Eastern & Northern European Studies
Loock, Christine Ann Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Whitton, Jeannette Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Botany
Davis, Noelle Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Surgery
Kirchen, Patrick Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science Department of Mechanical Engineering
Measday, Vivien Associate Professor Faculty of Land and Food Systems Food, Nutrition & Health
Milstein, Sara Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies
Tomek, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Coleman, Katharina Pichler Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Alvarez Moreno, Raul Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies
Lester, Richard Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Division of Infectious Diseases
Williams, Jennifer Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Geography
Lee, Steven Hugh Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of History
Jenkins, Emily Associate Professor Faculty of Applied Science School of Nursing
Lockwood, William Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
Auger-Methe, Marie Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Statistics, Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Kaigala, Govind Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine School of Biomedical Engineering
Hill, Ian Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of English Language and Literatures
Schulz, Martin Associate Professor Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration Division of Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources
Li, Xiaojun Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Political Science
Virji-Babul, Naznin Associate Professor Faculty of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy
Mizumoto, Kota Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Zoology
Gordon, Julia Yulia Associate Professor Faculty of Science Department of Mathematics
Aleksejuniene, Jolanta Associate Professor Faculty of Dentistry Department of Oral Health Sciences
Qian, Yue Associate Professor Faculty of Arts Department of Sociology

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    Reaching Out Tips

    Complete these steps before you reach out to a faculty member!

    Check requirements
    • Familiarize yourself with program requirements. You want to learn as much as possible from the information available to you before you reach out to a faculty member. Be sure to visit the graduate degree program listing and program-specific websites.
    • Check whether the program requires you to seek commitment from a supervisor prior to submitting an application. For some programs this is an essential step while others match successful applicants with faculty members within the first year of study. This is either indicated in the program profile under "Admission Information & Requirements" - "Prepare Application" - "Supervision" or on the program website.
    Focus your search
    • Identify specific faculty members who are conducting research in your specific area of interest.
    • Establish that your research interests align with the faculty member’s research interests.
      • Read up on the faculty members in the program and the research being conducted in the department.
      • Familiarize yourself with their work, read their recent publications and past theses/dissertations that they supervised. Be certain that their research is indeed what you are hoping to study.
    Make a good impression
    • Compose an error-free and grammatically correct email addressed to your specifically targeted faculty member, and remember to use their correct titles.
      • Do not send non-specific, mass emails to everyone in the department hoping for a match.
      • Address the faculty members by name. Your contact should be genuine rather than generic.
    • Include a brief outline of your academic background, why you are interested in working with the faculty member, and what experience you could bring to the department. The supervision enquiry form guides you with targeted questions. Ensure to craft compelling answers to these questions.
    • Highlight your achievements and why you are a top student. Faculty members receive dozens of requests from prospective students and you may have less than 30 seconds to pique someone’s interest.
    • Demonstrate that you are familiar with their research:
      • Convey the specific ways you are a good fit for the program.
      • Convey the specific ways the program/lab/faculty member is a good fit for the research you are interested in/already conducting.
    • Be enthusiastic, but don’t overdo it.
    Attend an information session

    G+PS regularly provides virtual sessions that focus on admission requirements and procedures and tips how to improve your application.